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Britain Announces Sweeping New Anti-Terrorism Powers

Britain said Wednesday it will scrap post-Sept. 11 emergency laws to jail foreigners without trial and replace them with sweeping new powers to put terrorism suspects of any nationality under house arrest.The announcement amounts to a complete overhaul of security policy after the country’s highest court ruled that draconian emergency powers violate basic rights. “The threat is real and I believe the steps I am announcing today will make us better able to meet this threat,” Home Secretary Charles Clarke told parliament.Full Story

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